Board of Directors
To operate, WIM relies on full-time employees who are guided by a Board of Directors and supported by more than 200 volunteers.
Eric Ouimet is an owner of CP Camionnage Inc. which is an asset-based transport and warehousing company located on the West Island of Montreal. Eric joined the WIM board of directors back in 2016 and was voted in as President in 2021. Eric’s warehousing and logistics experience has been a great asset for West Island Mission as we navigate our challenges with growth. His core business values of providing personalized, honest service align perfectly with WIM’s mission to serve with dignity. Eric’s family is very active within their community (Pointe-Claire) and he can often be found in “nets” on one of our local rinks on the weekends.
Steve Greene, CPA, is President at Greene & Associates Inc. an accounting firm that offers a full range of auditing, accounting, taxation and business advisory services. Steve joined the WIM board of directors back in 2015 and was voted in as treasurer in 2016. Steve resides in Beaconsfield with his wife Mona and is active in the lives of his grown children and grandchildren… often driving hours upon hours to just watch a ball game or grab dinner. His commitment and loyalty to his family and friends have spilled over into West Island Mission.
Suzanne Scarrow has been the Executive Director of West Island Mission since April 2019. Before diving into community, Suzanne was an Account Manager for a large advertising agency in Alberta. Suzanne first came to WIM as a volunteer over 12 years ago. Wanting to teach her three sons about giving back to their community they started on a delivery team on Saturdays once a month. Her love and commitment to food security on the West Island grew from there. Family comes first, her three sons are her greatest accomplishment and greatest JOY.
Debbie De Roy
Debbie De Roy is an Intellectual Property Strategy Specialist with 20+ years at Medtronic, a medical device company with offices in Pointe-Claire. Prior to moving to the West Island, Debbie started her career as a legal admin at large Toronto law firms and two fun years at the NHL Players’ Association. Growing up on a small farm in Ontario, Debbie is no stranger to hard work and the outdoors. In her school years she taught swimming lessons at the community pool and her mother introduced her to volunteerism at events for the former ARC Industries, an association supporting adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Prior to Covid, Debbie volunteered on the organizing committee for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life West Island. As a dedicated member of Medtronic’s local philanthropy team, she has organized and participated in numerous programs supporting West Island non-profits, including West Island Mission. She helped initiate WIM’s FRESH program at Medtronic, spending many hours with her colleagues planning, planting and tending their gardens to produce fresh vegetables for WIM customers. And when she isn’t working or gardening, Debbie enjoys sailing or golfing.
Erika MacPhee is a seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of industry experience. She is currently the Executive Vice President, Services Delivery at Portage Cybertech, a cybersecurity-based digital transformation company based in Quebec. Prior to this role, she worked in a similar capacity at Bell Security Solutions, Becker-Carroll and Once Corporation. A life-long volunteer, Erika has worked closely with social-profit organizations including the Terry Fox Foundation, the Elizabeth Fry Society, and Shave to Save – to name a few. She started volunteering with West Island Mission for their holiday basket drive in 2012 and joined the board in 2020. She is inspired by West Island Mission’s commitment to providing respectful, healthy, and innovative food security support to those who need it most. When Erika is not working or spending time with her family, she likes to hike, cross-country ski and peruse estate sales.
Martin Lancing joined WIM’s Board of Directors in late 2019. He has been volunteering at WIM in various capacities since soon after it was founded. Martin works as an engineer and manager in an engineering consulting firm and has spent most of his career in the medical devices field.
James Sinclair has been a member of the WIM board of directors for the past four years. He has also dedicated 30+ years as a commercial banker. Sinclair has lived in Ontario and briefly in the U.S, but grew up in the West Island and lived most of his life surrounded by the communities across both Pointe Claire and Beaconsfield. He is very proud to be part of the WIM board and assisting with reducing food insecurity for those in need.
Marie Forest was born and raised on the West Island, and her community has played an essential role in her life. A graduate of McGill University with a major in Sociology, she served on the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Wonderball at their first event and has volunteered at several golf tournaments for the MAB Mackay Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Association. She is co-chair of her daughters’ school’s parent committee and serves on the school’s E.C. (executive committee) board. She is active in their classrooms on a daily basis. Philanthropy is important to her and her husband, Bobby. A few years ago, they created a family foundation to support the Montreal community and the causes they care about. It is important to them to instill these values in their children from an early age.